A few days ago ABC News published a piece titled “Calls for ‘backpacker au pair’ visa and industry regulation as parents seek affordable child care”, detailing how a group called the “Indonesia Institute” was suggesting that migrant workers should be allowed to enter Australia to work as low-cost childcare providers.
Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’
The other day I stumbled across an interesting titbit on the Melbourne Metro website – they are planning to build a third platform at West Footscray. So what is the thinking behind the project?
In Australia it is common to find local property developers spruiking their latest high-rise apartment development to investors with Asian backgrounds – just look at Melbourne’s annual Chinese New Year festival. So where else do developers advertise?
It is 5pm on a Friday afternoon, you are standing around at the railway station waiting to head home, but there hasn’t been a train for ten minutes. If you haven’t got your smartphone out to find out what the issue is, then you’ll be listening out for the platform staff making announcements over the public address system. So how do they get kept in the loop?
Over the past few months this blog has been a mix of different topics – with one big scoop of photo essays from Hong Kong, and the rest being whatever topics take my fancy. I’ve decided to split off the Hong Kong related content into a new blog, titled: Checkerboard Hill (An Aussie’s view of Hong Kong) You can find the […]